News & Updates

Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke


Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.
The popular deejays are mainly in all this trouble (potentially of a felony level) because their listeners panicked so much — about the molecular makeup of their drinking water, however unwittingly — that Lee County utility officials had to issue a county-wide...

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“Oklahoma Earthquake Linked to Injection Wells”


Oklahoma Earthquake Was Largest Linked to Injection Wells, New Study Suggests

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma research seismologist Katie Keranen.

A University of Oklahoma seismologist’s research, released today, provides further evidence that Oklahoma’s largest-recorded earthquake was triggered by ...

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The Groundwater Foundation Launches Mobile App


The Groundwater Foundation has launched “Water1der”, a mobile groundwater awareness trivia game app, developed by SectorNow’s CleanEarthApps Division. The app is available free of charge from the Apple store.
The game is designed to educate everyone about our most precious resource – water -- through a fun, educational format. The game challenges players in their knowledge of groundwater basics, pollution prevention, conservation, irrigation, the water cycle, aquifers, recycling, watersheds, water use and wells. Players “spin” a wheel to choose a category and play their way through a...

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Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Announces Job Opportunity


The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources has announced and opening for a Public Water Supply Section Chief, Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater.
See details at:
The application deadline has been extended to 3/29/2013.

USGS Cooperative Water Program Quarterly Highlights


Welcome to Volume 6 of the USGS Cooperative Water Program Quarterly Highlights, January 2013 
Please share these highlights with your staff, partners, and other colleagues. Feel free to include these highlights in your organization's newsletters and updates. 


  •     Mark your calendars for March 7th, 1 – 2:30 ET - Stakeholder webinar on Environmental Flows (Read more...
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